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Social Relations and the Life Course
 
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Social Relations and the Life Course
Age Generation and Social Change
Edited by Graham Allan and Gill Jones
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
05 Nov 2002
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This collection of essays represents some of the most important recent research into changing patterns of family, household and community life. As well examining the experiences of childhood and parenting, it analyses the changing circumstances of young people as they develop their own family and household trajectories, ones which are markedly different to those typically followed by their parents. In addition, the book includes chapters concerned with adaption to other types of change in domestic and community living, including relocation and retirement. Bringing together some of the leading sociologists in the field to explore how these informal social relationships change over time and the life course, it will be essential reading on courses concerned with the family and youth sociology.


Description

This collection of essays represents some of the most important recent research into changing patterns of family, household and community life. As well examining the experiences of childhood and parenting, it analyses the changing circumstances of young people as they develop their own family and household trajectories, ones which are markedly different to those typically followed by their parents. In addition, the book includes chapters concerned with adaption to other types of change in domestic and community living, including relocation and retirement. Bringing together some of the leading sociologists in the field to explore how these informal social relationships change over time and the life course, it will be essential reading on courses concerned with the family and youth sociology.


Reviews

'There is no equivalent book on the market.' - Mary Langan, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Sub-Dean for Faculty of Social Sciences


Contents

Introduction; G.Allan & G.Jones
Gender and Generation: Changing Pension Inequalities Over Time; S.Arber
PART ONE: CHILDREN AND PARENTS
Past/Present/Future: Time and the Meaning of Change in the Family; V.Giles, J.Holland & J.Ribbens McCarthy
'The Never-Ending Story': Children's Gaze and the Unresolved Narrative of Their Parents' Divorce; J.Duncombe & D.Marsden
Researching Childhood: Time, Memory and Method; R.Thomson, J.Holland, S.Henderson, S.McGrellis & S.Sharpe
PART TWO: FAMILY AND HOUSEHOLD FORMATION
Young Motherhood: Family Transmission or Family Transitions?; S.Cheesbrough
Young Adults' Household Formation: Individualisation, Identity and Home; L.Kenyon
Negotiating Difference: Lesbian and Gay Transitions to Adulthood; G.Valentine; S.McNamee, T.Skelton & R.Butler
Single, Twenty-Something and Seeking?; L.Jamieson; R.Stewart, Y.Li M.Anderson, F.Bechhofer & D.McCrone
PART THREE: REFORMULATIONS
Making it Their Home: In-migration, Time, Social Change and Belonging in a Rural Community; C.Maclean
Family and Community Ties in Space and Time; F.Devine, N.Joanne Britton, P.Halfpenny & R.Mellor
'If you had a whole year of weekends it would be a very long day': Situating and Assessing Time in the Context of Paid and Unpaid Work; E.Fairhurst
How Brief an Encounter? Time and Relationships, Pure or Otherwise; D.H.J.Morgan


Authors

GRAHAM ALLAN is Professor of Social Relations at Keele University. His main research interests focus on the sociology of informal relations, including the sociology of friendship, the sociology of the family and community sociology.

GILL JONES is Professor of Sociology at Keele University. She has conducted extensive research into the changing shape of young people's transitions to adulthood, and inequalities in youth.